As we reported a few hours ago, the VVD, the CDA, and the PVV have reached an agreement on the formation of a minority right-wing government in the Netherlands. It will consist of the CDA and the VVD, and be supported by the PVV.
Further details may be found at the PVV website. Many thanks to our Flemish correspondent VH for the translation:
Declaration PVV, VVD, CDA
Wilders ‘very pleased’ with the right minority government (from AD.nl)
Friday, July 30, 2010 00:00
The three parties VVD, PVV, and CDA disagree about the nature and character of Islam. The dividing line is in the characterization of the Islam as either a religion or a (political) ideology.
Parties accept each other’s different views on this subject and will also act on this based on their own views.
However, there is much that binds the parties: making the Netherlands stronger, safer, and more prosperous is the common goal and starting point.
– – – – – – – – –
Therefore — accepting each other’s differences of opinion and fully assigning to one another the freedom of expression with regard to the differences of opinion — it is agreed that the PVV will support elements of the yet-to-be-negotiated government agreement from a position of support. The VVD and CDA will on their part honor the wishes of the PVV in the support agreement to be settled.
In any case the, such support agreement arrangements should settle the details of the measures for budget cuts and firm agreements on immigration, integration and asylum, safety, and better care for the elderly, whereby it is clear that for the PVV the willingness to support the budget cuts is linked to the content of the agreements to be settled in the fields of immigration, integration and asylum, safety and elderly care.
Mark Rutte [VVD]
Geert Wilders [PVV]
Maxime Verhagen [CDA]
The Hague, July 30, 2010